Oliver Arts and Crafts

Oliver Arts and Crafts presents

Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday November 16

10 am – 7 pm

Saturday November 17

10am – 4pm

Oliver Community Centre

Free admission

Quality gift items: jewelry, clothing, beauty and hygiene items, woolens, toys, quilts, soaps and scents, housewares, preserves,  crafts, and so much more!!!

Lunches and beverages available

Donations for the Oliver Food Bank

Snag it. Bag it. Tag it. ….

Then watch them brag about it!

Artisans' Market opens May 26 at Medici's

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Artisans’ Market opens May 26 at Medici’s

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Join the Spring Arts Faire to celebrate your creativity

The arts council hosts a new celebration this year: the Spring Arts Faire. The idea arose after some arts council members expressed a desire for a festival of the arts that did not require artwork to be sold and was not restricted to exhibit only (as at the Fall Art Show and Sale). The resulting Spring Arts Faire will allow artists to demonstrate, perform, sell, exhibit, and educate patrons about their art. Promote your services, attract new members, sell artwork or other products, book workshops, sell tickets, demonstrate your craft… it’s all up to you!  The fair is the culmination of Arts and Culture Week (April 22-28).

The Spring Arts Faire will be held on Sunday April 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Oliver Seniors Centre.  Public admission at the door is FREE. All are welcome to come to browse, buy, watch, learn,  and celebrate the arts!

Tables rent for $30. There is no commission charged for work sold. Email OliverCAC @ gmail.com to obtain your registration form or click on the link OCAC Spring Arts Faire Entry Form to download your copy.  All OCAC members (individuals, groups and businesses) are given priority booking starting NOW until March 31.  Registrations from non-members are welcome any time, but will fill any tables remaining after April 1, on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadline for all registrations is April 13. Register now to reserve !

The Oliver Community Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the Oliver Daily News for this event.

Where Santa shops

The Oliver Arts and Crafts Fair is shaping up to be better than ever this year. And like last year, organizers are helping the local food bank by asking people to bring a non-perishable item to this great event.

You will be quite amazed by the new talents and will be intrigued to look closer. Too many to name all, but here is a sampling of what to expect:

Metal work by Humdinger for the home or yard as a decoration or functional addition is a must-see. There will be gift baskets to have a ready- made present for even the pickiest person on your list or fabulous kid’s clothes that are just too cute to pass by. Also there will be pottery with great colours and design or something for that computer friend.

Painters will be bringing their season’s work of oils, watercolours and other media for that wall accent you were looking for. More local talents at the show include wooden spoons, incredible handmade jewellery, golden honey and beeswax candles, baked goods for the season and very tasty preserves from the summer.

And then the fibre artists from in and around Oliver will again please the senses of look, touch and feel. There will be colourful rovings, handspun yarn made into garments, handwoven placemats and funky knitted socks and mittens. Check out the quilting wonders of different vendors who make Christmas ornaments, gift bags,tree skirts and, of course, great quilts.

After you see all there is to see, there will be time for refreshments or for the bigger hunger, a bowl of soup with a sandwich and a dessert to follow. The kitchen is, like every year, ready with all these goodies and never seem to run out of the good stuff.

So, don’t forget that food donation, bring a friend and head down to the best arts and crafts fair around!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Fair
Friday November 25
10 – 7
Saturday November 26
10 – 4
Oliver Community Centre
FREE Admission
Refreshments and lunch available for purchase
Oliver Food Bank items accepted.

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Something Under the Tree for You!

The 34th Annual
Oliver Arts & Crafts Sale
Friday, November 19
10 am – 8 pm 
Saturday November 20 
10 am – 4 pm 
Oliver Community Centre
Concession: delicious soups, sandwiches,  desserts
Admission is FREE!
Donations for the Oliver Food Bank are welcome.

 

You sure don’t want to miss this popular kick-off to Christmas gift-giving. Expect quality hand-crafted items including clothing, linens, preserves, jewelry, leather goods, children’s toys, personal care items, home decor, artwork, and much more!  You’ll have Christmas all wrapped up at this one-stop shopping event.